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Memoir by mother of Columbine shooter coming in February

Memoir by mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold coming in February 2016
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A memoir by the mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold is scheduled for 2016, and will be launched with a prime-time interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer.

Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Thursday that Sue Klebold's "A Mother's Reckoning" will be published Feb. 16. The book was first announced last fall, but didn't have a title or release date.

Sue Klebold's interview with Sawyer will air around publication. It will be Klebold's first-ever TV interview.

What goes up also goes down at Tour, but Froome keeps lead

What goes up also goes down at Tour de France as Alpine climbs shake up standings
Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press

PRA LOUP, France - The speedometer clocked between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour (30-37 mph) as the pine trees whipped by, and the riders leaned left to right and back again to negotiate the snaking, bumpy descent.

Winning the Tour de France isn't only about having the ability to get uphill fast. You've got to have nerves of steel going downhill too.

Chris Froome proved Wednesday that he's got both.

Rick Perry brands Trump campaign a 'cancer on conservatism'

Trump's 2016 is branded 'cancer on conservatism' by rival as feud heats up
Jill Colvin, The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. - Republican presidential contender Rick Perry branded Donald Trump's candidacy a "cancer on conservatism" Wednesday in the strongest denunciation yet of the billionaire's provocations in the campaign.

Perry's blistering criticism came after Trump announced plans to visit the Mexico border, a flashpoint in the primary contest ever since he declared that immigrants from Mexico are rapists and drug dealers.

Donald Trump wealth details released by federal regulators

Donald Trump wealth details released by federal regulators
Jeff Horwitz And Stephen Braun, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Federal election regulators released new details Wednesday about Republican presidential candidate and celebrity businessman Donald Trump's wealth and financial holdings, weeks after he estimated his net worth at roughly $10 billion.

Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest person ever to run for president, holds leadership positions in more than 500 business entities, according to his 92-page personal financial disclosure, a report required of all presidential candidates.

Trump to visit border, a flashpoint in Republican race

Trump to visit Mexican border, signalling no backing down in Republican feud
Jill Colvin, The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. - Donald Trump plans to go the Mexican border, a flashpoint in the Republican presidential primary contest ever since the billionaire businessman and TV personality declared that immigrants from Mexico are rapists and drug dealers.

The candidate will travel to Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, where he will hold a press conference at the border, meet members of the union that represents border control agents and speak to law enforcement officers, his campaign said.

Black backer of Confederate flag was anomaly in Mississippi

Black supporter of Confederate flag was high-profile but perplexing figure in Mississippi
Emily Wagster Pettus, The Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. - In a town where Confederate soldier statues stand sentinel on the courthouse square and a university campus, Anthony Hervey remained an anomaly — a black man who draped himself in the Confederate battle flag and publicly declared his loyalty to the secessionist Lost Cause and his belief that the Civil War was not fought over slavery.

Official: Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others

Mitsubishi director says WWII apology may be given to British, Chinese, others forced to work
Ken Moritsugu, The Associated Press

TOKYO - An outside director of Mitsubishi Materials said Wednesday that the company hopes to apologize to former British, Dutch and Australian World War II POWs, and also reach an amicable agreement with Chinese forced labourers, following a landmark apology to American POWs earlier this week.

Donaldson returns to Oakland as an All-Star with Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson returns to Oakland as an All-Star third baseman for the Blue Jays
Antonio Gonzalez, The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. - Josh Donaldson had a little extra time to reflect on his tenure with the Athletics during his first trip back to the aging Oakland Coliseum.

Toronto's All-Star third baseman spent about two hours in a taxi from San Francisco to Oakland on Tuesday because his driver apparently took a few failed "shortcuts." Finally, Donaldson saw the stadium's new video boards as the car approached and thought back to his old memories of playing for the green and gold.

Sky airs Froome data as Tour de France nears Alpine finale

Race leader Froome's team releases his data amid pressure both on and off Tour de France roads
Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press

SISTERON, France - The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris.

Slam gone, Spieth gears up for the next major

Jordan Spieth missed out on Grand Slam bid as Zach Johnson wins British Open
Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jordan Spieth headed home from a grueling week at the British Open with history on his mind and another major in his future.

Next up is the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. And if the Grand Slam is no longer in play, there's still plenty out there.

"I don't know how many guys have done three majors in a year," Spieth said. "I'm sure there's only been a few."

Very few, actually.

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